Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Trapped in the cinema

By Lauren Romag

September 18, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Having the opportunity—nay, the privilege—to get trapped in the closet with R. Kelly for Amherst Cinema’s Sing-Along event, a group of floor mates and I bravely went where few would think to go on a Friday night. Whil...

Amherst Cinema Hosts acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s Films

By Paul Bagnall

April 7, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

The Amherst Cinema offers a unique selection of international cinema with the ongoing   Miyazaki Film Festival, through which viewers get a retrospective look at the imaginative style of renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. Rightfully...

‘Bully’ documentary reveals painful reality

By Acacia DiCiaccio

April 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

From the national spotlight to Amherst Cinema, “Bully” has been all over. “Bully” continues to gain recognition due to its riveting trailer and controversy over the film’s initial R rating that would prevent it from being shown in schools. Amherst Cinema is currently showing ...

New documentary gives voice to the bullied

By Chelsie Field

April 24, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

  It’s affected 13 million American kids this year – and it’s playing at a theater near you. Directed by award-winning filmmaker and Hampshire College graduate Lee Hirsch and produced by Cynthia Lowen, a gradu...

Podcast: Pleasant Street Theater’s midnight screening series a hit

By Danny Marchant

March 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Arts Podcasts, Music

Last fall, Northampton’s Pleasant Street Theater kicked off its Friday “Midnight” series for film fanatics. Each Friday’s screening offers a new film selection; selections range from blockbusters to independent features,...

Frolic in folly

By Josh Steinberg

February 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There are so many opportunities in life that we take for granted and do not seize. It is time for a collective wakeup call. It is time to stop and appreciate the little things that matter. Take, for instance, a recent day of...

Science on screen is all the buzz at Amherst Cinema

By Kevin Romani

October 20, 2011

Filed under Movies

This fall, Amherst Cinema is showcasing a three-part “Science on Screen” film series, sponsored by A2Z Science of Northampton. The series – which combines the screening of a film with a lecture on the scientific subject matter covered in the plot – presente...

Podos showcases ‘The Birds’ at Amherst Cinema

By Adam Abdelmaksoud

September 29, 2011

Filed under Movies

When watching a modern horror, it’s hard not to find a borrowed technique or reference of horror films past, particularly of Alfred Hitchcock – the father of the genre. Hitchcock’s distinct style has been analyzed and brok...

Amherst Cinema dissects cinema science with Hitchcock

By Garth Brody

September 25, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Amherst Cinema begins its “Science on Screen” film series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” The thriller classic will be cast in a new light as UMass’ own Professor Jeff Podos...

Chaplin retrospective continues with “The Kid” and “The Idle Class”

By Kevin Mele

October 21, 2010

Filed under Music

Out with the old and in with the new – except if the old is really good. In the case of Charlie Chaplin, whose “The Kid” and “The Idle Class” enjoyed afternoon showing at Amherst Cinema on Sunday, it seems that there...

‘Catfish’ A Cautionary Tale for the Insincere and the Ingenuous

By Austin Dale

October 19, 2010

Filed under Movies

You’ve probably heard a thing or two about what has become known as “the other Facebook movie.” Let it be known that it is every bit as important to our generation as “The Social Network,” despite the fact that they tell t...